Today we advocate, communicate and educate on everything from the private and public insurance, to the Medicare and Medicaid programs, diagnosis-related groups (DRGs), managed care, and more. The association's key functions include: policy and advocacy, education, and information.
The mission of the Massachusetts Health & Hospital Association is to advance the health of individuals and communities by serving as the leading voice for all Massachusetts hospitals, healthcare systems and other care providers to help them provide high quality, cost-effective and accessible healthcare. In 2016, after 80 years as the Massachusetts Hospital Association, we changed our name to reflect the new direction on the part of hospitals, health systems and all providers to work toward the wellness of all patients.
Through leadership in public advocacy, education, and information, MHA represents and advocates for the collective interests of its members and supports their efforts to provide high quality, cost-effective and accessible care during an era of unprecedented change. To meet our most basic mission, caring for people, the hospitals and health systems of Massachusetts support a set of fundamental values. We believe that the health care system must:
- Focus on the needs of patients and the health status of the community;
- Provide access to care for all members of society;
- Use resources wisely and support incentives for high quality, cost-effective care;
- Work continuously to improve the quality of care;
- Be accountable for its performance to the community;
- Fulfill healthcare needs through collaboration and partnerships;
- Support innovation and leadership in advancing the clinical process, new delivery models, and ways to lower cost and reconfigure capacity.
Join us. Become a member today!
For further information about MHA membership, please contact Patty Crowley
, CAE, V.P., Governance & Member Relations, at (781) 262-6002.
Our Value: Advocacy. Communication. Education.
: As the primary representative
of the hospital community in Massachusetts, MHA plays a central role in
influencing the public policy environment. Grounded in the principle
that caring for people is the primary mission of its member hospitals
and health systems, MHA seeks to promote responsible public policy,
encourage public accountability, and foster an appropriate balance
between those who provide and those who pay for healthcare
status as the primary representative of the Commonwealth's hospital and
health system community allows the organization to serve as a
clearinghouse for strategic information and perspective on the
healthcare environment in Massachusetts and beyond. The goal of MHA's
information services is to arm its membership with the tools they need
to support leadership decisions and to understand and manage current,
complex, or controversial issues.
MHA's member communications program is the primary
vehicle supporting both MHA's core functions and its members' needs for
timely, accurate, and strategically valuable information. Through a
variety of print and electronic media, MHA keeps its members informed of
current news and sensitized to significant emerging issues. Much of what
is distributed to members is available in MHALink's Members Only
of healthcare requires increasingly sophisticated approaches to turning
data into useful strategic information. MHA offers its members a range
of data services and resources, from software to databases, addressing
the cost, quality, and use of healthcare services to support managerial
and clinical decision-making.
: Continuing professional education is a
cornerstone of MHA's service to its members and other health
professionals. The primary goal of MHA's Center for Education and
Professional Development is to support healthcare leaders in innovation
and change in a complex and challenging environment.
matter for MHA educational programming includes broad and
“visionary” offerings, such as ethical and economic
challenges facing healthcare leaders, the evolving relationships between
hospitals and physicians, and trends in elder care. It also includes a
wide variety of specific, “need to know” sessions on issues
such as healthcare accreditation, trends in labor relations, and the
status of Medicare risk products in the state.
MHA's Center for
Education and Professional Development has pre-approved accreditation
status for continuing education units with the American College of
Health Care Executives and the American Medical Association.
Center for Education and Professional Development is dedicated to
enhancing the competency and qualifications of the New England
healthcare community by providing continuing education, products, and
services of the highest value and greatest relevance. MHA's programs
will stimulate critical thinking, while offering essential knowledge and